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Old 10-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

well after 6 months of pulling the dr teeth to rule out conditions i finally got into see a GI specialist they think i have ibs and they are doing a Endoscopy Bravo tomorrow at noon its kinda freaky they put you to sleep and insert a capsule inserted into the esophagus and i get a device attached to my belt that reads the ph for 48 hours and it digest threw the digestive system and i heard the capsule its like a magnet and i cant get an mri done for 30 days has anyone had this ever done sounds freaky and if so do you feel the capsule lounged into your chest and is this safe procedure?

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

I had it done a few months ago. It wasn't difficult. I was sedated. I could feel the capsule, but only the first day. Then I guess I got used to it. Many people don't feel it at all.

During the 48 hours, you have to record your activities and symptoms. The test found that I have acid reflux disease, which is interesting.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #3
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

Was curious how the test went and what the doctor's discovered?

 
Old 10-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #4
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

the test went ok the doctor said evrything looks normal and they took a sample of my tissue i guess and yeah it kinda hurts when i swallow food but they say its normal for this to happen i have to record when i sleep eat and drink and press a button if i have heart burn feeling of acid comming up or chest pain so we will see how the next 48 hours go and see where my results are in a few days

 
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

Thanks for letting me know. They do not have that test where I live but I heard about it. My ENT said its the best one to confirm Acid Reflux. I think they put one probe close to yourUES and one near the LES and that way it can record the reflux at both ends. My ENT scoped my throat and discovered it was red. The Endoscope and Barium Swallow indicated nothing. Been really frustrating. Hope you get so positive information back. Please keep me posted on the results. Take Care!

 
Old 10-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

no they dont put 2 probes i had a hell of a time they said they had to keep upping the dose on the Anesthesia becuase i was freaking out i dont remember that tho i remember passing out and getting up in another room i also have anxiety and panic disorder so anyways The Bravo system involves a pH capsule, about the size of a gel cap, that is temporarily attached to the wall of the esophagus. The Bravo™ pH Capsule measures pH levels in the esophagus and transmits readings via radio telemetry to the Bravo™ Receiver worn on the patient’s belt or waistband. The patient also records symptoms he or she experiences in a diary by pressing buttons on the receiver. The Bravo pH capsule collects pH measurements for up to 48 hours. After the study, data from the receiver is uploaded to a computer and diary information is entered for analysis to aid in the diagnosis and plan treatment. Normal patient activities such as swallowing, eating and drinking should cause the disposable pH capsule to detach and pass through the digestive tract in 5-7 days on average.

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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Re: anyone ever get the Endoscopy Bravo done?

just wanted to say this test sucks i feel it lounged in my chest and it hurts when i swallow food and its 4 days later cant wait untill this thing passes threw my system i also had chest pain they told me it was normal for anyone that ever gets this done beware it sucks lol

 
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